Recover Integrity: Blog

One of the things I don't talk about as much--but it's so important--is the physical aspects of treating addiction.    Now this doesn’t necessarily pertain to people who are already “fitness freaks”. There's a whole group of people that come into treatment and their primary coping tool is the gym and eating well. For those people, they're not gonna get the same kind of relief from the gym beyond what they've already got. They've already dealt with...

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When I'm working as an addiction or spiritual counselor, clients want to climb the ladder of treatment. They want to move forward in their lives, which is understandable. We all want that direction.    And that idea of moving forward in treatment--that's a therapeutic issue. I don't mean that as an evasion. Our conception of what it means to move forward is a therapeutic issue.    How do I answer clients when they ask, "When is it time to...

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One of the questions that people have when seeking treatment is how long do I need to do it?   I'm always trying to empower people by thinking deeply about their questions. If you put that question in perspective it’s more like: How long is it going to take for me to change? There isn't an exact number of days that you can say.   Is 30 Days Enough?   There's a model out there for 30-day treatment. What is that...

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Adam Mindel Interventionist with patient

As I look back over the last several months of working with individuals and families towards recovery, I promise I am terribly understating when I describe interventions as a process versus an event. All interventions are a process, I promise you, and I promise you so is recovery. Firsthand, I reflect on my nearly 17-year journey of recovery and recognize the years I spent in my addiction leading up to my current sobriety as all...

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Coming to treatment has always been a hard threshold to cross - but more so now… Working in treatment for a long time, I’ve experienced greater consumer wariness.   People are more hesitatnt to send their loved ones to treatment and ppl who are looking for treatment are more hesitatant to come. I think one of the reasons is the discourse about addiction, treatment and recovery has hit the mainstream, and one of the things that has...

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